A proper faith operates with the acknowledgement of risk, and, hence, a true religion with that of sacrifice

Behavioral and Brain Sciences 27 (6):753-753 (2004)
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The authors are working with a limited notion of religion. They have confined themselves to a view of it as superstition, “counterintuitive,” as they put it. What they have not seen is that faith does in a real sense involve a paradox in that it projects an impossibility as a methodological device, a fictive ploy, which in the best interpretation necessarily involves a commitment to the likelihood of self-sacrifice.



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